What was I thinking?
Something that should not have happened, happened!
The train and oil tanker collision in Kota Kinabalu on Monday that exploded and incinerated both tanker and train which should not have happened if common sense had prevailed.
The stupidity and tidak apa attitude of our civil servants, politicians and people given the contract to rebuild and upgrade the tracks has contributed to the disaster.It's obvious, common sense is not common amongst these people.The only thing common in them is the lack of social responsibility and insatiable greed.
The only reason there was no heavy casualty, except for a few injured was because the train travelled at crawling speed and quick thinking Sabahans fast reactions to save themselves.If the train had been fast the result would have been catastrophic.
A project which is not even worth salvaging because it serves no economic benefits except for putting hundreds of million ringgit in the wrong pockets at the expense of safety of the people.If you are proletariat life is cheap. Who cares?
DCM Pairin Kitingan called for all illegal crossings to be closed and CM Musa Aman ordered full probe.
The probe should be on the people who planned and executed the project, not the truck or train driver.
The question I would like to ask those involved with the project why did they not close those crossings knowing the area is heavily populated before they restart the train service? Why no fencing was put up and alternative road bypass built to stop residents from using the illegal crossing.
Crossings can be minimised by building parallel road on the other side of the track to serve the residents living in the area.Automatic gate crossing is not rocket science and they are cheap to build.
Everytime, I pass the Petagas/Putatan area I visualised a disaster waiting to happen as one can see how much human activities going on along the tracks with humans and vehicles crossing the tracks at regular intervals.
Yes, let the MACC probe how a project of such nature can be allowed to proceed without provision for safety to protect the people.
Like everything else, Sabahans always get crappy facilities from the Federal government.